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Right to Read Program--2 days
Presented by: Paddy Zadunayski
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB Aspen Room
About the Session:

Day One: Catching Children before They Fail: The Reading Readiness Screening Tool and Part 1, Interventions  

This workshop will provide the teachers with:
• An overview of the need for universal reading readiness screening
• The background of the Reading Readiness Screening Tool (RRST)
• A review of the RRST subtests
• Administrative guidelines, and
• Interventions (Part 1)

Following this workshop, the teachers will receive a pass code to electronically download the Excel Class Summary Sheet and Activities for Teachers to Build Reading Readiness Skills – Part 1 from the Right to Read website.

Day Two:  RRST Follow-Up: Assessment Informs Instruction 

The workshop will provide teachers with an opportunity to:
• Share their experiences since the first workshop
• Interpret results
• Talk and learn about considerations for programming
• Experience a variety of activities to develop foundational skills
• Learn about instructional strategies, and
• Explore student and teacher resources

Following the second workshop, Activities for Teachers to Build Reading Readiness Skills – Part 2 and Activities for Parents to Build Reading Readiness Skills along with suggestions for conducting a Parent Workshop can be downloaded from the Right to Read website.

About the Presenter(s):
Paddy Zadunayski

Paddy Zadunayski’s classroom experience spans from grades one to nine and she has served as a school-based administrator. She holds a B.Ed and an M.Ed in Elementary Education. Her masters’ studies focused on Early Literacy Development, with a specialization in reading assessment and support.

Paddy was previously the Coordinator of Literacy for Pembina Hills Public Schools. In this role, her responsibilities included planning professional development opportunities and providing instructional coaching. Currently, she is working as a presenter for Edmonton Regional Leaning Consortium and for the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta. 

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2019
Cost: $225.00
Focus(es): Literacy
Grade Level(s): K-2
Audience: Teachers